Mariel Kieval serves as a Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, with a focus on Geopolitics and Security.
Mariel holds BAs in International Relations and Environmental Studies from Tufts University in Boston. She initially developed her background in international environmental policy from her prior role at the Armenian office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Most recently, she also worked on developing projects aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Women Engage for a Common Future, based in Munich, Germany. She is excited by the potential for innovation and diplomacy in the Arctic and by its -20°C temperatures.
Outside of work, Mariel enjoys playing her cello, writing letters, and reading copious numbers of books.